A response to Kelly Scoles letter:

Hi Kelly,

I have to condense my responses for reasons of time and space. You insist on pouncing on two of my last columns, challenging something like 15 issues. I'll give it a try.

The masks. The whole idea is debated among the world's most eminent experts, some saying they're useless, even harmful, others saying they are essential. Who's right?

Trump "not a politician?" He came into public service intentionally to disrupt the political status quo, not to spend 47-years at the public trough, like Joe Biden.

Doesn't represent "all of the citizens". He does so, by refocusing on Constitutional restraints, to protect our traditional rights and duties (with new court) as that document dictates, and to defeat communist-oriented traitors and anarchists like Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and their ilk.

Kelly, you think my reference to Civil War is wild exaggeration, like most liberals. Black Lives Matter, Antifa, et al, are the militant wings of today's Democratic Party, and they brag about destroying democratic America. Have you gone to their websites? Have you been watching the flaming anarchy taking place in so many Democratic-ruled cities and counties throughout our nation? About two billion dollars-worth of destruction is the result so far. This is a professional insurrection - paid for by numerous billionaires (see last week's names) and a long list of non-profit corporations (Ford Foundation gave 100-million dollars to BLM, George Soros, 30-million, Nike promises $40 million... to social justice organizations that support the Black Lives Matter movement.). Fueling this 6-month series of non-stop conflagrations are some of the largest and most powerful corporations in the world. These BLM groups boldly proclaim their anti-American mission; read about it!

The primary purpose of our Second Amendment (logically coming right after the First) is to enable the people to defend themselves against tyranny, which comes from government.

You are apparently ignorant about the chaos in our streets, the toppling of monuments and statues, the burning of businesses, churches, homes, the shooting of our civilian population, the robbing, raping and looting - and threats of more. You must have been watching CBS, NBC, ABC MSNBC - they don't cover these issues. Switch to FOX, they do. And, since so many District Attorneys have been seated by billionaires like Soros for the purpose of not prosecuting these felons, the fiery circus continues.

If a mob crashes into your property with arson or murder in mind, you have not only the right to shoot those felons, you have a duty to protect family, friends, and property. Check the film of Chicago Mayor Daily during the 1968 riots. Hear him again: "Mayor Daley gave police the authority to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand ... and ... to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city."

Kelly, it's the Democrats and their anarchist friends who are causing this lethal chaos - not Republicans! They proudly admit to supporting BLM and Antifa (contributing financially). Law-abiding Americans have the right to defend themselves: "In the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court held that the "Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home."

Wish I had more time. My advice to law-abiding American citizens, as we encounter the anarchist wing of the Democratic Party, is to be thoroughly knowledgeable about firearms and their safe, proficient and legal use. And if threatened, as is happening in New York, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Birmingham, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Kenosha (could add 50 more), exercise your God-given, inalienable, Constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self defense - unapologetically.

Americans who know their heritage and the bloody price paid for it should react to BLM's treasonous rebellion today as quickly as the Minuteman reached for his flintlock above the cabin hearth at hearing "The British are coming!"

 


 

I might as well start with good news since there seems so little going around these days.

President Trump orchestrated the signing of historic diplomatic pacts between "Israel and two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the “dawn of a new Middle East,” casting himself as an international peacemaker at the height of his reelection campaign.” The bilateral agreements "formalize the normalization of Israel's relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in line with their common opposition to Iran."

I'm waiting to see how the American press attempts to diminish Trump's truly historic achievement. It will be hard to do, but our "drive-by" media will find a way. Amongst the staggering number of achievements Trump can claim during the past 4 years, this is certainly the greatest. He deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for this one. But watch our infamous Democratic media grind their teeth at talk of such a possibility. They already have him "casting himself" as a peacemaker. Let's pray that this is truly "The dawn of a new Middle East" and give credit where it's due.

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Our country is heading for another truly violent Civil War triggered by the planned new massive Universal Mail-In Voting. This is not the same as Absentee Voting, where the voter has requested his ballot because he would otherwise be unable to vote. As the President has warned: this massive, indiscriminate sort of mailing "...will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

This "Universal mail-In Voting would scatter 80 million ballots like confetti into every address box in the nation, regardless of who might be the resident, real, dead, moved, or vacant. This would promote a massive cloud of confusion, and fraud of every conceivable kind. This is exactly what the Democratic Party admits it intends to do. If this massive confusion can remain beyond election day eventually the House will choose the president, maybe "crazy" Nancy Pelosi with Kamala Harris at her side.

This is a well planned scheme by the Democratic Party and (according to reports by TV commentator Laura Ingraham) hundreds of liberal billionaires are funding the effort. For example: Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg, Larry Page, George Soros, George Lucas, Jack Dorsey, Howard Schultz, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Steyer, et al. Billionaires are overwhelmingly liberal Democrats. Today, they are what I call Deus Ex Machina ("god from the machine" an ancient device for moving things on stage). It works here because these guys are the malignant parts of the Democratic machine. They, with the media, Wall Street, Antifa, and Black Lives Matter, are out to steal the election from Donald Trump and destroy America as we have known her for 244 years. These are the enemies of our nation. These are today's self-styled demigods.

That's a tremendous amount of money for Republicans to fight off. This is why "crazy" Nancy and three-time loser Hillary Clinton command Biden never to concede the election, even after a landslide win for Trump. They count on Massive Universal Mail-In voting to cause such election chaos it could take months to reach an official tally - enough time for the Democratic House of Representatives to vote their favorite into office. That may also be when our Second Amendment might direct some of the 393 million civilian-owned firearms into action - the primary reason for our Second Amendment.

This is a looming reality, never before seen in America. The world watches, uneasily.

 


 

An answer to Mary Scoles' letter.

Hello again Mary,
As I read through the first half of your letter I was haunted by the feeling that I had heard the words before. Then you refreshed my memory, always appreciated these days. You were reciting, what should be recognized as the most famous words in American history, Lincoln's Gettysburg address at the (now) Arlington National Cemetery.

Many in the audience that day (especially the press) were disappointed with Lincoln's short address - three minutes - while admiring the two-hour speech by 40-year career professor, diplomat, and statesman, Edward Everette at that same time. Lincoln's speech was composed of only 10 sentences and 272 words. Of course Lincoln is an acknowledged genius. No other politician, or president, since his time can approach his greatness, so attempts at comparison are futile.

Your attempt to do so, therefore, is futile. I fully admit that the statement made by Trump concerning Senator John McCain not being a "war hero" was the worst of several disparaging remarks he has made in the heat of political battle. Trump and McCain hated each other, so lethal sparks often flew.

As for (former Trump chief of staff) Gen. John Kelly's alleged Trump comment while on a visit to the grave of Kelly's son, killed in Afghanistan in 2010, it is so incomprehensibly scurrilous I have to believe it is a lie. Condensed grief can create a lie, even in a hero like Kelly. Several of Trump's former advisors and Cabinet members bear white-hot hostility for the President. That they would turn on their former Commander in Chief speaks of political instability. Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, former NSC aide and impeachment witness, is another impassioned turncoat who savored betrayal. You will not find this sort of villainy in America's past, except for traitors such as Benedict Arnold (erstwhile war hero). True heroes, all.

McCain stands as a singular American military hero, and I greatly admire him for that. Among many heroic American military men captured, tortured, and held under inhumane conditions in Vietnam for years, he endured. Within this list of heroes are Everett Alvarez Jr. USN pilot, "the first American airman shot down over North Vietnam and the second longest held prisoner of war in American history," and Floyd Thompson, USA Special Forces, POW for nearly nine years, and the longest held prisoner of war in American history.

So John McCain was in good company. To search the list of our Vietnam POWs is to be proud and thankful. Those were McCain's most distinguished military years. He returned as a Republican politician, espousing left-leaning ideas. For example, He supported LGBT rights, and gun regulations. McCain's refusal to support Trump's presidency sparked true rancor between them. McCain's rejection of Trump was never forgiven, nor regretted by McCain. They hated each other. As a military man I admired McCain. As a showboating Republican Senator (a RINO) I hated his guts.

Mary, like most liberals, you immediately assume every slander against Trump is truthful, even in the face of the strongest refutation by eye witnesses. The WW1 Belleau Wood trip cancellation is a good example: he didn't go because "He was worried that the wind and rain would ruin his hair."This absurd statement was a fruitless attempt to embarrass the President. This should be ignored as food only for the clucking credulous.

Also, much is always made of comments intended by the President to be humorous or hyperbolic. After all, he is the leader of his party and head cheerleader for democracy and free enterprise. He struggles to advance the security, health, and economic energy of our nation, against the army of lugubrious Democrats.

Bottom line: I dislike in the extreme a few of the President's comments, but understand he is a businessman not a politician, and someone who has suffered 4 years of scathing Leftist defamation - personally, politically, and against his family members. Had Andrew Jackson been in his place the House and Senate would have been busy recovering the bodies. So, I can't fault him for "punching back."

Likewise, I forgive his exaggerations, counter-fire, and occasional ineptitude, while I admire his courage, honesty, and persistence in the pursuit of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. (Plagiarism intended).

 


 

My thanks to Pastor Leslie R. Lanier, Wayfarer's Chapel Lutheran Church, for his letter of support for the former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. Holtz has characterized the Biden-Harris Democratic ticket as "..the most radically pro-abortion campaign in history. They and other politicians are Catholics in name only."

Both Pastor Lanier and Coach Holtz are correct. As a Catholic myself, with 16-years of education in the faith, the Pastor's comments on the Biden-Harris ticket are absolutely correct. Joe Biden is only one of a host of politicians who identify themselves as both Roman Catholics and members of the Democratic Party. A quick online search for Catholics in Congress produced this result: "Of the 96 newly elected members of Congress, 78 are Christian, including 28 who are Catholic. Overall, there are 141 Catholics in the House, or 32 percent of the chamber; 22 of the 100 U.S. senators are Catholic."

As Pastor Lanier points out, however, saying is one thing, doing is another. Saying you're a surgeon does not make you one; and holding yourself out as such without proper authority makes you a fraud. In short, one can be Catholic (or Christian) only to the extent one believes and practices the tenets of the faith. To the extent we disbelieve any of the foundational tenets or teachings of the faith, we become apostates or heretics and are no longer part of that body.

And here is the rub for all Democratic Party "Catholics": the principals of that Party are in absolute contradiction to Roman Catholic articles of faith. One cannot be a member of that Party without offending against the basic commandments of the faith. When Catholic members of the Democrat Party vote, for example, to approve abortions, they (by the Church's commandments) commit what is called a "mortal sin" immediately cutting themselves off by self-excommunication (Latae sententiae - a Latin phrase, meaning "sentence (already) passed"). No formal declaration is needed. Therefore, attempting to cure the problem with novel excuses, without repentance, is futile - regardless of what member of the episcopacy may seek to overrule the result. Catholicism is not a smorgasbord religion where you may take this article of faith and reject another. However, due to the extraordinary corruption in the Catholic hierarchy today, such attempts to ignore even the most blasphemous changes to traditional teachings are frequent.

For those who may be angry about these comments, please remember I'm speaking only about my religious faith, Roman Catholicism. I respect your own views concerning your own religious beliefs.

For corroboration of my conclusions here I strongly recommend Church Militant, The Vortex, by Michael Voris (churchmilitant.com), especially his most recent two short videos (Sept. 1, "Arrest the Democrats", and Sept. 2, "Overthrowing America"). His organization is dedicated to exposing and cleansing the Church of the infestation of homo-predator bishops and their minions. It's a remarkably transparent, no-holds-barred organization created to get to the truth in all matters of sexual predation, financial fraud, and cover-up in the Church. It is utterly factual.

Bottom line: One cannot be both a faithful Catholic and a member of today's Democratic Party, nor support Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, with a clear conscience, because they both approve of abortion. A faithful Catholic is obligated, among other things, to recognize that abortion is murder at any stage of fetal development. Again, one cannot condone abortion and be a Roman Catholic.

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To Kelly Scoles. Sorry again, no time or space. Will try to answer your letter online. May create a new page for this purpose in future.

 


 

It is sad to hear that former Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell Jr. is involved in a sexual scandal which has shaken the school his father founded in 1971, and forced his resignation. But he will not be leaving without the $10.5 million contracted with the university.

Sexual misbehavior, particularly in the U.S., has caused, and is causing, unparalleled corruption in the nation’s culture. It is a powerful sort of social crud which contaminates the nation's institutions from within.

It is this type of perversion which the Soviet Union introduced into the Catholic Church shortly after WWII. The plan was to destroy Christianity from within, more specifically, the Catholic Church. This was testified to on multiple occasions by Bella Dodd, a high-ranking member of the U.S. Communist Party. She herself claims to have orchestrated the placement of 1,100 [homo-predator] men into U.S. seminaries. Regardless of classification, the issue is sexual perversion. Michael Voris of Church Militant, has the corroborating details available at his website, as well as others.

"A key component of the [communist] plans involved infiltrating seminaries with young men who would work to undermine the Church's teaching in the area of morality." It has proved to be spectacularly successful, the main cause of the wholesale corruption of today's Catholic episcopate - morally, monetarily, politically, and of course, pastorally. The fish usually rots from the head first. In this case it began at the bottom, with seminarians, who ingratiated themselves up the stairs of ecclesial hierarchy.

What has this to do with Jerry Falwell Jr.'s recent fall? He's just the latest part of the oncoming avalanche of Christian moral apostasy. It is closely attached to the political far Left (Democratic Party) which is attached to revolutionary groups such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa, etc, which are paid by (in the church's case) Communist China, George Soros, and many large commercial companies and non-profit organizations. In total, we are talking about billions of dollars. The activists who are burning down America, looting and killing innocent citizens, are Marxist, communist, and socialist by design.

As with Falwell, it's all associated with the corruption of our society. Look at what has happened to so many executives in Hollywood and entertainment, men and women; TV personalities, heads of huge corporations, Boy Scouts and other community groups. Money is usually part of the social collapse seen in the sexual revolution. But at the center of the problem is the destruction of the traditional family, which is the heart of our western civilization. Divorce, leaving children without a two-parent family to nurture them, and pornography, the acid in the development of normal intellectual stability, all accelerate the corruption and collapse of our culture.

The difficult thing here is to show how all this is happening and how it is all connected; the Communist Chinese who bribe the Pope, who blesses with investiture a new homo-predator bishop, who then is installed in his new diocese mansion, who then promotes heretical sexual groups such as LGBTQ, same sex marriage, abortion, ad infinitum. All this feeds the political revolution with the likes of Antifa, Black Lives Matter (a Marxist group), and all of which violently oppose democracy and President Donald Trump.

The end game for this lethal, pestiferous juggernaut, of which Jerry Falwell is a small if similarly disgusting part, is the destruction of America as it was created by the Founding Fathers, and blessed by Almighty God.

Yeah, I know, it's a lot to believe, but so is the reality of evil in a world made "very good". A vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will speed our demise as a free Judeo-Christian country.

 


 

Running late again but must quickly respond to Kelly Scoles' letter first.

Kelly, after so many years writing this column I find it most aggravating having to respond to questions and statements the answers to which are patently obvious. It's not the complicated issues that bother me - it's the simple ones with clearly common-sense answers which keep presenting themselves as problematic. Fake issues presented as serious questions.
I not only watched the entire Kavanaugh hearing, but to refresh my memory of Kamala Harris and her witchery I replay portions of the video from time to time.

To the average reasonable person, using traditional Judeo-Christian ethics and common sense, Kamala Harris' questioning of D.C. Circuit Court Judge Kavanaugh was an example of clearly disgusting stagecraft, a spectacle designed for self-aggrandizement. The whole point of her questioning was to falsely impute to Kavanaugh outrageous defamatory allegations of sexual crimes; this all staged on the floor of our United States Senate! This was a conspiracy to destroy the life and legacy of a most revered judge, known for living an exemplary Christian life, with wife, children, and professional associates. A perfect target for Democrats.

You claim it was "a legitimate issue in the nomination process..." Hogwash! You find my description of Harris to be "vile"? Which is to say morally bad. It is indeed rough, but a true characterization of Harris, as a person and as a politician. There can be no excuse for her abominable treatment of Judge Kavanaugh, and the same goes for the entire Democratic side of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which left an indelible stain of judicial injustice in that governmental body. It remains unforgettable - and unforgiveable.

I realize that many Americans today live in a so-called "woke" cocoon, impervious to clear thinking. Let's not forget, however, that the allegations pushed by this Star Chamber alleged against Kavanaugh were entirely specious, utterly false, and the presumption of innocence seemed forgotten. To make matters worse here, these false allegations were concocted entirely for political purposes - something anathema to our Constitution.

Right-thinking American citizens should always remember this case as a prime example of corrupt judicial process - and the political party that perpetrated this travesty.

Kelly, you say, in defense of Harris, "Even if she were making a comment about his past sexual behavior, that would not make her a "political slut,".... His "past sexual behavior"? What behavior are you referring to? Have you concluded with his guilt? He is not a rapist or abuser of women, as pathetically false accusations surfaced from the likes of weird and incredible female ghosts of high school past. Kavanaugh would certainly have won treble damages in a lawsuit for defamation per se. That, however, would have been just too inappropriate under the circumstances.

So, despite the destruction done to his reputation by Democratic political pimps, and their political slut, Kavanaugh was seated on our Supreme Court as its newest Justice. God bless and prosper him.

By the way, Justice Kavanaugh is also a devout Catholic. Harris is known to be devoutly anti-Catholic. We will soon learn much more about Kamala Harris and her political proclivities.

Sorry, Kelly, I got carried away. Absentee ballots are fine if they are requested. Mass mailings are an invitation to fraudulent voting, they are bad. The postal service has frozen all reorganization plans until after the election.

Be well.

 


 

Truly at the last minute, I received a thoughtful email from Mary Scoles commenting on last week's Realities - school closures.

Mary, two observations only: Teachers' unions are a notorious part of the Democratic Party movement to oust President Trump. Emphasis on the word "notorious". Secondly, and sadly, even science has been politicized in this pandemic war. A central part of the controversy is the issue of keeping schools open - or closed. Closed schools are catastrophic for our children - say the most experienced experts. It is more likely that a child is struck by lightning than to die from COVID-19.

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DRUDGE ran a piece today that warns Trump not to "demean or insult" Kamala Harris because this will anger women voters "who already overwhelmingly support Democrats."

So, allow me to sit-in for Trump, because her nasty public persona deserves a good editorial shagging.

Well, maybe "infamous" would be a better word to describe the Senate's most insolent radical. Harris's personality was indelibly etched on my memory during the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, when Sen. Kamala Harris asks Judge Kavanaugh: "Can you think of any laws that give government the power to make decisions about the male body?" This related to defamatory rumors circulated by Democrats about Kavaanaugh's high school days. Only a political slut would have behaved in this way.
Harris's impudence in her questioning of one of this country's most eminent and well-loved jurists was simply astonishing - in the eyes of normal civil society. But I'm not astonished that she is now chosen to provide youth and stability to Biden's age and uncertainty. It's a match reminiscent of her salad days in California, when then Democratic speaker of the California State Assembly, Willie Brown, placed her on the California Medical Assistance Commission in 1994 (at $120,000 in today's money). The commission met twice a month."Harris began dating [Brown]in the spring of 1994". Brown was 30-years her senior. This exemplifies the history of her political and ethical education.

Harris is a lean and hungry politician. Joe Biden doesn't stand a chance in what would be his efforts to actually undertake the duties of Commander in Chief of the United States. The Leftist buzzards of the Democratic Party would eat his lunch - and then some.

Harris' policies show her to be the most extreme Leftist in a bevy of radical Democratic leftists. Conservatives should know Harris is a devout facilitator of abortion at all stages. She has shown little mercy for petty criminals: "In the Democratic primary debates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said of Harris, "She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana." True. She's a communist at heart seeking single pay health care. She is anti-police, supporting Black Lives Matter terrorism: "... we must ask ourselves: how many more times must our families and our communities be put through the trauma of an unarmed Black man or woman’s killing at the hands of the very police who are sworn to protect and serve them?" (note: Kamala is not African American.) I can find no evidence that Kamala Harris disagrees with any of the most extreme edicts of the Black Lives Matter or Antifa organizations.

Time Out. I'm over 500 words.

 

It's time to open our schools! This is a summary of why we should do so.

"There’s nearly universal agreement that widespread, long-lasting school closures harm children. Not only do children fall behind in learning, but isolation harms their mental health and leaves some vulnerable to abuse and neglect. But during this pandemic, does that harm outweigh the risk—to children, school staff, families, and the community at large—of keeping schools open and giving the coronavirus more chances to spread?" Posted in: doi:10.1126/science.abc9565

The answer: THERE IS NO SUBSTANTIAL RISK. "UNESCO estimated in March that 91.3% of the world’s students were out of school. But Swedes under 16 were not among them." And while Sweden reports a high death rate in nursing homes, studies do not show that school children had much if anything to do with that.

"While Sweden’s no-lockdown approach was shunned by its Nordic neighbors, health officials in Denmark and Norway came around to Sweden's stance on schools. Both made reopening them one of their first steps out of lockdown. Neither has seen a resurgence since." Most of Europe has reopened its schools with no ill effect.

Since I am certainly no expert on COVID-19 issues, I have to rely on those who are. Here are some of the most respected medical conclusions:

"Globally, according to a research review published recently in The Lancet, a leading medical journal, the number of Covid-19 deaths prevented by school closings has been vanishingly small. The same can’t be said about the closings’ educational effects, which have been devastating."

So, by all means, let's avoid the "devastating" effects of closed schools.

Time to let the sun shine in. But political shade, from the all-powerful teachers’ unions, prevents this. The unions insist upon avoiding normal face to face teaching again until there is nearly perfect protection against COVID-19 virus infection - a zero risk demand. Note to the unions - life has never worked that way. We all face a 24-7 cloud of risk every day which we acknowledge as normal to the human environment. We seek to avoid those we can, without becoming hypochondriacs. Illness is one of those risks we try to avoid. Pandemics are super risks we rightfully dread. So, when faced with a super viral pandemic we trust expert medical advice will help us stay well.

The problem today is the fact that there is no agreement in scientific opinion on how to avoid COVID-19 infection. To make matters much worse, the debate on this issue is infected with political bias. Despite the seriousness of the threat, radical Liberal factions are attempting to use the pandemic to increase the burden of social confusion on President Trump’s reelection efforts. They see this as an opportunity to act on former Chicago Mayor Rom Emanuel's advise: “Never let a crisis go to waste." This is Liberal Left permission to slow things down, to obstruct normal solutions to the problem, and, again, damage President Trump's chances at reelection.

Some U.S. schools are reopening. Others will remain shut down by order of Teacher's Unions and their fellow travelers, like California's radical Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom. California's school children will suffer significant educational and psychological damage due to union political bias, and let's say, selfishness.

I hold the teaching profession in very high esteem. It is a most noble calling - when unadulterated with political bias. Keeping schools closed is extraordinarily damaging to our children, and, with the pandemic, damaging to Trump's reelection efforts.

Online teaching for K-12 school children has proven to be a deficient substitute, especially for younger children. Children greatly miss classmates during the shutdown. Children miss school breakfast and lunch. Children face more abuse at home during the shutdown. Children are falling seriously behind their learning schedules. Children are much more susceptible to flu than to COVID-19.

It's time for teachers to accept the small risk of viral infection in the classroom and save our children from the "devastating" effects of being locked out of school.

 

I've written many poor columns under the REALITIES title during the past 30 years. Last week's was perhaps the worst. My apologies for the muddled organization.

Dolly Parton's daddy described the problem as well as anyone - putting 50 pounds of mud in a five-pound bag. In this case the mud was conclusive historical information about higher education, politics, religion, and communism. It was all inspired by a book, "The Breakdown of Higher Education" by distinguished Professor Emeritus, John M. Ellis, (University of California, Santa Cruz). I bought the book shortly after learning of Chinese billionaire Guo Wengei's, revelation that "the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) assigns $2 billion every year to pay off the Vatican for its silence concerning atrocities by Beijing."

I had also just verified the Vatican's support for communism and socialism across the globe, and generations of infiltrated homo-predator priests and bishops into the church in order to destroy it from within. (Bella Dodd, a high-ranking member of the U.S. Communist Party, "June 17 and 18, 1953, testified before the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee. She herself claims to have orchestrated the placement of 1,100 men into U.S. seminaries.) Disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was one of the communist plants (recently re-activated by Pope Francis to finalize the new Vatican-Beijing billion dollar deal.) See also: Michael Voris, S.T.B. ChurchMilitant.com • February 21, 2019.

Add this to what I know of anarchist-socialist billionaire George Soros, et al, and their gifts of millions to Marxist Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other radical groups seeking to destroy our American Constitutional culture, and the steam begins to rise.

But I digress. The point of Professor Ellis' book is to show incontrovertible proof that the hiring policies in our institutions of higher learning have been, for decades, deliberately rigged to hire liberal and radical educators and to exclude conservative, traditional teachers and professors. These radical professors are mostly socialist and communist sympathizers who teach their students anarchism and hatred for America. This goes along with what Professor Ellis sees as "...a campus atmosphere where a vicious intolerance for right-of-center opinion makes serious discussion of the issues of the day impossible." Also, "...a virtual end to teaching of the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. history no longer taught in a balanced and intelligent way but instead used to further the radicals' war against their own society;..."

Ellis's study demonstrates that, for example, "The left/right ratio in English departments had already become 88 to 3 [in 1999], and in political science it [has become] 81 to 2." His report to the Regents of the University of California, which he wrote as president of CAS at the time, was, and is today, rejected. "...but it's no exaggeration to say that the record of corruption that we documented in our report was only augmented by the dishonesty of the university' reaction to it."

We're looking at a seamless web of aggressive globalism, facilitated in the U.S. by politically liberal higher education. With 1.5 billion Communist Chinese, snuggling up to the homo-predator Catholic prelates, (leading 1.5 billion souls) together with the leftist global media, millions of radical teachers and department heads at all levels, and the Democratic Party cheering it all along, democracy is suffocating. What this entire galactic psycho mob has in common is a hysterical hatred of religion (especially Judeo-Christianity), a hatred for democracy, and a hatred for freedom. It strives for communism over democracy. This is clearly seen in the adamant hostility exhibited by many antidemocratic governors and mayors (examples: Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Seattle Jenny Durkan, and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler), Democrats all. Without checking, I'm confident all are products of large public universities, just practicing what they learned on campus.
(I fear I have repeated last week's mistakes - subject too large, time too small.)

In short, a world-wide antidemocratic revolution is occurring today. The U.S. political Left is playing a crucial role, utilizing our Marxist-leaning media, socialist-ordered higher education, utterly corrupt religious (Vatican) government, wholly complicit Democratic Party, with the totalitarian muscle of the communist People's Republic of China - and Xi Jinping as self-appointed "President for Life"; just another politician hoping for eternal shelf life.

Professor Ellis' book, The Breakdown of Higher Education, How it Happened, the damage it does, & what can be done, is the first precisely documented evidence of the deliberate destruction of what John Stuart Mill, in his 1859 book On Liberty, referred to as the Marketplace of Ideas.

So far, the only thing stronger than today's Democratic-anarchist fury is the feebleness of Republican resolve.

 

I must sadly report the passing of a great lady, Florine Data. Florine had just celebrated her 103rd birthday and will be greatly missed. Obituary next week.

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Nearly all European schools are now reopening. This due to several very large surveys on the health of children during this pandemic. We need to do the same thing for the sake of our children's health - physical and psychological. School districts that keep the kids locked out may cause serious educational and psychological damage.
Time to open our schools again!

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This is a watershed time for America; a time of maximum danger from many directions.

This sort of alarm has become almost routine at election time today; like hearing the cry of "wolf!" too often, too many false alarms relaxes normal defense awareness.

These dangers to our nation have become so numerous and interconnected they have lulled us into thinking of this condition as just a normal, confused, and disordered time. But the times are neither normal nor disordered.

John M. Ellis explains in his new book The Breakdown of Higher Education, How it Happened, the Damage it Does, & What Can Be Done" why everything has changed in our universities through "a deliberate pattern of political hiring" since 1969. This produced the radical hierarchy of professors, who in turn produce radical students, who then help produce the mobs now burning down America's neighborhoods.

This is the status quo in higher education, according to accurate studies. This is not a normal condition, and certainly not "disordered''; it is tightly ordered as Ellis' book details. This is an order connecting radicals, as by the year 2000 "...they were hellbent on hiring fellow radicals."

Mr. Ellis, "Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German Literature at University of California, Santa Cruz", shows "The deceitfulness that is inevitable in the use of academia by political radicals to advance their agenda eventually draws almost everyone else on the campuses into it [radical activity]."

With little more than 100 words left to me, I have to condense, extremely.

Again, the "ordered" (not disordered) connection: Radical academia is thus connected to radical politics, which is connected to (and promoted by) radical leftist media, all of which financially support anarchists such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and by billionaire anarchists like George Soros, and multiple liberal nonprofit organizations. For example, BLM is reported to have received approximately $400 million from the above.

Academia supplies the anarchist leaders, political science departments, and law schools in particular which ignited the spark that has kept America burning for months now.

Now, with America entirely distracted by political chaos, we should remember her enemies are an integral part of the destruction plan. China poisoned us, and the rest of the world, infecting every part of our lives--religious, political, financial, medical, social, commercial, etc. The plan to bring America down started in academia and merges into China and other lethal enemies.

So, don't blame Trump who is working to restore normalcy, as he did for nearly four years.

 
SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE NAVY

As I look at the video of the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego where "Navy officials are unclear how long the blaze might continue to burn", I have to believe there is something systemically wrong with US Naval leadership. There have been too many serious malfunctions in this system. I have to also believe this sort of catastrophe shouldn't happen these days without a little help from a saboteur. Too many "coincidences".

But this is just the most recent such disaster produced in a long string of outrageous Naval derelictions of duty and incompetence - as I feel certain the explosion and fire aboard this small carrier will eventually show.

A quick glance at some of our Navy's deadly blunders and criminal malfeasance during past decades:

"The $35 million “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal threatens to decimate an entire generation of experienced U.S. Navy officers." ..." In December of 2015, the Navy summoned 200 admirals to a meeting in Washington and revealed that 30 of them were under criminal investigation. The scandal would eventually reveal pervasive corruption within the Navy’s contracting process, a deeply dysfunctional system of oversight and a years-long cover up."

Then there was the Tailhook scandal in 1991, mostly resulting from wild Las Vegas party - the results here seriously damaging the Navy due to officious Congressional feminist interference.

There have been many incidents of deadly professional negligence and incompetence such as the 2000 suicide boat attack on USS Cole in Yemen that killed 17 sailors. The Captain should have known of the obvious danger and taken precautions.

Naval collisions: [photo] "The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain ... crashed in the summer of 2017, killing 10 sailors." "...was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred."

"A scathing internal Navy probe into the 2017 collision that drowned seven sailors on the guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald details a far longer list of problems plaguing the vessel, its crew and superior commands than the service has publicly admitted."

The USS nuclear powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt was effectively disabled by corona virus contamination of crew members. "The US Navy has declined to reinstate ousted Captain Brett Crozier as Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt following an investigation into the handling of an outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus onboard. The outbreak led to Crozier’s firing and the resignation of former Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly.”

One - the ship should not have given a 5-day shore leave in Vietnam which was infected with the virus, knowing sailors do have fun on shore leave. The Captain should not have panicked and fired off 30-something emails for assistance. This did incredible harm by informing our Chinese enemies that the Captain is weak, and his ship vulnerable. We need more men like Bull Halsey, Fleet Admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. Quote: Hit hard, hit fast, hit often. Instead of EEEEK! There's a virus onboard. The "Roosevelt" is the most powerful naval ship in the world. It is also the foremost symbol of American naval strength in the Southeast and Fareast.

The Chinese only look with contempt at the Captain pushing the panic button on the Theodore Roosevelt that day.

Lastly, I could go much longer, it has been reported that 85-percent of naval officers no longer know how to navigate by the old instruments, like the sextant. If modern electronic instruments fail or are destroyed, the ship is lost. I hear this is being remedied.

The burning USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego is a warning of a serious soft spot in US Navy leadership. It will cost us dearly when the communist Chinese attack Taiwan, soon.

 

Just a few observations first:

DRUDGE: "Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again..." Did we just stop manufacturing masks in the middle of the pandemic?

DRUDGE: "Can United States pull itself together?" Answer: Not as long as the Democratic Party continues to tear us apart.

DRUDGE: [photo] A "couple recorded defacing a Black Lives Matter mural that was painted in front of a California courthouse has been charged with three misdemeanors, including a hate crime, prosecutors today announced.” This is an OUTRAGEOUS miscarriage of justice! The prosecutors themselves should be arrested for violating this couple's constitutional rights.

The so-called "mural" is an enormous BLM slogan painted on the surface of a public street. Since when can a political organization use public street surfaces to paint their slogans? That in itself is a crime of vandalism - unless state lawmakers have now been bought-off by the hate-filled anarchists of Black Lives Mater and Antifa, through the auspices of billionaire George Soros. Do BLM and Antifa now own our surface streets? It appears so. This couple should, instead, be commended for volunteering to keep their city streets free of graffiti.

BLM is a racist, Marxist hate group, supported by the Democratic Party and a slew of giant corporations and liberal non-profit foundations. In particular, BLM (and Antifa) seek to destroy traditional American culture ("We [BLM] disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure...".) Check out their website "About" page to see how this group hates America and its foundational morals and history. To charge anyone with a "hate crime" for seeking to halt BLM's own aggressive hate program, is alarmingly unconstitutional.

Has the California City of Martinez adopted BLM as a government agency? Can the Republican Party also paint huge slogans on its streets? How about the National Rifle Association? Who's going to clean up and pay for the mess? Why not save some street space for slogans like "Support your Local Police!"?

Hate cops? Hate white people? Hate America? Hate our Constitution? Visit the City of Martinez where you can wallow in the culture of Black Lives Matter.

 

Well, it takes just a quick glance at the front page of today's DRUDGE REPORT to confirm Matt Drudge as a turncoat. Once a strong supporter of President Trump, he is today part of the fifth column determined to destroy the presidency. Described as "one of the most successful digital media entrepreneurs in the world" Drudge has slithered back into the swamp, no longer trusted by conservatives. I think of him now as clone of little Adam Schiff.

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Halfwit Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has finally condescended to rid her city of the 3-week-old BLM and Antifa infestation. A Democrat who served as US attorney under former President Barack Obama, Durkan is facing demands to resign over her coddling of protesters in the city and CHOP ("Capitol Hill Occupation Protest") zone.

One teenager, 16, was fatally shot after being taken to hospital. The other victim, 14, is in intensive care.

SEATTLE - "Police officers moved in and cleared an area near downtown Seattle early Wednesday where demonstrators had surrounded a police station and established a “no cop” zone amid national protests over police brutality" after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The "NO COP" idea ended, as conservatives expected, with multiple shooting deaths, a rape, multiple property crimes, and a number of non-lethal shootings.

This mess in Seattle is just another manifestation of the Marxist political Black Lives Matter movement throughout the nation, paid for by George Soros and others.

The movement is supported by Democrats, who occupy all of the governorships and mayoralties impacted by most of this violence. Dem Mayor Durkan ordered the Seattle Police Depart to abandon their east precinct during the standoff with protesters, who quickly burned it down. This forced surrender to violent protesters is shameful, but entirely the fault of the Mayor, not the police force. Democrats have no shame. The chaos we see today will continue and accelerate if Trump is defeated and weak-minded Joe Biden is elected.

"The order to vacate the area came amid growing tensions over how to handle an area that was cordoned off as a symbolic statement by protesters after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis." You can be sure that the name of George Floyd has been almost forgotten in the BLM's feverish lust for power and carnage across our nation.

Our young people must learn, again, about the reality of godless Marxism and individuals who support it today, as does George Soros. Marxist communism is, next to historic Islam, the greatest slaver and killer of people in human history. China and the Russian Soviet Union were and remain (the USSR's intentions persist in Russia) the most wanton predators of human life.

It's time to stand up and defend against these forces that are burning down America and her magnificent history! These are the times that demonstrate the vital importance of our Second Amendment, the God-given RIGHT to keep and bear arms.

 

I think most Americans still don't believe America is at war with itself; a new civil war instigated by far-left Democrats in league with the media, huge banks, Antifa, and other corporate giants. It's all Marxist oriented designed to change our free market culture into a socialist system.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) are subsidized with hundreds of millions of dollars by socialists like George Soros, who has already contributed $33 million to BLM. The Ford Foundation, Borealis philanthropy, and Act Blue (Democratic fund-raising organization) are raising more millions to activate these anarchist organizations

The radically socialist Catholic clergy (Bishop Wilton Gregory et al.) also strongly urge support for these anti-Catholic revolutionary groups, even though they promote abortion and homosexuality, anathema in the Church. "ROME — Exiled Chinese dissident Guo Wengui alleged this weekend the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “allocates $2 billion a year” to pay off the Vatican for its silence concerning Chinese atrocities. Guo has previously stated that China has drafted a complete strategy for world domination known by the initials “BGY,” which stands for Blue (control the Internet), Gold (buy influence with money), and Yellow (seduce key people with sex)."

This revelation should alert everyone to the present moral depravity of the Francis papacy and its nefarious political skullduggery, i.e. BLM.

CNN [curiously] asks: "What does Black Lives Matter want? Not sure? How about this. Can you cite a moment in which a BLM leader passionately and eloquently denounced the recent shooting deaths of eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge? Can you name one or two leaders from the movement?"

That's easy to answer. BLM wants what communism has always wanted: control over, and destruction of Western democracy, through riotous chaos. How better to do that than to advance cowardly leadership and the abolition of police forces? Stampede the sheep - "Cry 'Havoc!, 'and let slip the dogs of war." Remember the passion of the BLM arsonists and stone throwers. George Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury of his peers, but the BLM rioters are so high on chaos and terror that the outrageous murder of George Floyd is now almost an afterthought. Mayhem is a contagion more deadly than a virus and BLM is completely infected with it. The only cure for the BLM virus is extreme lockdown - behind bars. The only way this can work is through true LEADERSHIP, of an Andrew Jackson type.

The emotional powers of the radical liberal Left have coalesced and feed a true whirlwind of historical world instability. This sweeps-in governments, religion, economies, and education. Communism wants to dominate, religious morals have withered in a decadent (Catholic & Protestant) hierarchy, the value of money is uncertain, and western educational values are no longer passed-on to new generations.

Black Lives Matter is just another festering abscess on the American body politic. We have to excise it to remain healthy, and pray for the resurrection of American Constitutional values, which are being drowned in a sea of ignorance and hate.

 

Enough! I've had enough of rioting radical leftist Democrats . I would, however, pause to thank them for identifying themselves for the rest of us, - the law-abiding, God-fearing, proud Americans. Because it's vitally important to know one's enemy.

Since the 1992 LA (Rodney King) riots, down through the Oakland, Anaheim, Ferguson, Baltimore, (Ferguson anniversary), Milwaukee, Charlotte, George Floyd, and most recently, Rayshard Brooks, riots, rioting seems to have become a perpetual phenomena. The death on one citizen can never justify the deaths of hundreds or thousands, and the destruction of billions of dollars of personal property (belonging to innocent citizens). Our Constitution is designed to avoid this sort of chaos.

What surprises me is the extent to which the Marxist Saul Alinsky true believers have taken over the offices of this nation's governorships, mayoralties, city councils, even (minority) chiefs of police. This is a raw betrayal of the trust placed in them by their constituencies. I have to ask how this has happened in a nation still composed mostly of patriotic citizens.

This shift from the normal American attitude of, let's say, the 1950s, to the seditious leadership of today, surged into American political and religious thinking after 1960, from the poisonous spawn of Karl Marx, about 150-years ago. The anarchists burning down America today are avid followers of the late Marxist Saul Alinsky, following Alinsky's infamous Rules for Radicals. Members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter are adherents to these seditious rules. Being Marxist-oriented, both groups depend upon lies for their existence. Antifa is defined as "a person or group actively opposing fascism" which is itself a lie on stilts. Antifa is a primary cause of devastating riots - and the defamation of our police agencies. Both groups instigate hate, conflict, and chaos. One Alinsky rule: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." They use this daily against Trump.

Only strong leadership will end this current insurrection; but this is nowhere to be found within the Democratic Party, which is full of anarchistic sympathizers and milquetoast leadership, like Mayor Bill de Blasio.

If you are a conservative person today, clinging to strong political and religious tradition, you might wonder how we got to this troubled place. It didn't happen suddenly, it happened by listening to leftist propaganda, and ignoring common sense warnings. Americans are naive, and naiveté is a deadly thing. It happened in the schools and in weak church catechesis. Progressivist America is playing God. Our science has abandoned traditional moral values. Human life is trifled with: "Human gene editing is a taboo topic - the birth of two genetically modified babies in 2018 proved incredibly controversial, and editing embryos beyond experimentation is not allowed in the U.S. The scientists in London conducted short-term research on a set of 25 donated embryos." We're speaking (traditionally) here of "editing" 25 eternal human souls.

So, tens of thousands of rioters seek revenge for their cause, by killing other, innocent, people and destroying livelihoods. Our nation was created by and for a religious people who love liberty, based upon their Constitution, with its Bill of Rights. We've heard and seen enough of leftist demagoguery and communist terror. It's time to stand up and fight for the restoration of law and order in America, and to defeat those who won't. This cannot be done without strong, unwavering support for law enforcement. So - let's roll!

 

In an effort at full disclosure, and to avoid charges of bigotry, I am a practicing, traditional member of the Roman Catholic Church. I've dedicated space this week to demonstrate the unprecedented scale of anti-Trump attacks by the radical left, which clearly includes much of the liberal Catholic hierarchy.

This is a time of crisis in American history. Communist radicals and their Democratic Party sympathizers, lay siege to our Constitution with many members of the radical Catholic hierarchy sympathetic to anarchists and globalists in efforts to bring down the President of the United States. This column includes a recent example.

At the same time, a singular group of traditionalist members of that same hierarchy stand fast to halt these enemies of religious freedom. They alert America to the fact that her very way of life is jeopardized by the rioting and the manipulation of racial issues. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop of the Catholic Church, who served as the Apostolic Nuncio (ambassador) to the United States from 19 October 2011 to 12 April 2016, is one of these chosen few. He wrote a letter to President Trump thanking him for standing up for pro-life efforts by visiting the Pope John Paul II National Shrine in DC.

President Trump is being attacked from every side in attempts to destroy his presidency and replace him with a radical leftist Democrat. Even former presidents and cabinet members have shamed themselves by joining the anti-Trump insurrection. In an extraordinary example of political machinations, Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory condemned President Trump for "egregiously misusing and manipulating in a fashion that violates our religious principles" by visiting the shrine.

I will be quoting from Church Militant, now the largest and most respected website focusing on sexual and monetary crimes within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church today - in an effort to help clean it up. Under Pope Francis the Church has become largely politicized and radically anti-Trump. Archbishop Wilton Gregory belongs in prison, not presiding as a booster for the anti-Trump Democratic Party in Washington, DC. He exemplifies the problem of homo-predators in the hierarchy, and bishops shadowing the ballot box. Time to identify the enemy.

Wilton Gregory Is Revolting. But he's not the only one.

June 4, 2020. Church Militant - The Vortex By Michael Voris:

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 when President Donald Trump went to the Pope John Paul II National Shrine, the religious hypocrites came falling out of the rafters. Chief among them was D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory.

Listen to the raging hypocrisy of a statement he felt compelled to issue in view of the president's visit: "I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people, even those with whom we might disagree."

What a filthy man to utter those words — he who has spent an entire career so egregiously misusing and manipulating the Church of God to advance sodomy and appeal to falsehoods

A little background on this revolting man is in order.

First, he was named as being a homosexual himself by the late Fr. Richard Sipe, who conducted extensive research of the homo-predator clergy sex abuse in the Church. This would stand to reason since he was consecrated bishop by the satanic homosexual predator Archbishop of Chicago Joseph Bernardin. Bernardin, for the record, produced more homosexual bishops in the U.S. hierarchy than you could count, Gregory being one of them.

Bernardin's chancery in Chicago was more of a gay bathhouse than a chancery, so he has absolutely zero business talking about misusing and manipulating the Church.

He [Gregory] carried his gay filth to Atlanta when he became Archbishop there, throwing open wide the doors to all things pro-sodomy, including a blasphemous group called Fortunate Families, which wants nothing to do with chastity or the courage to fight the sin of sodomy. Of course, it's all in keeping with Gregory's m-o.

And of course, the spiritual destroyer was tapped last year to move into the role of cover-up artist supreme when he took over the Archdiocese of D.C. to conceal all information about the rotten liar Cardinal Donald Wuerl and his predecessor, the homo-predator Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

They [liberal bishops] presided over the most filthy era of crime in the Church's history — an international crime syndicate which destroyed the lives of thousands of teenage boys and then lied about it for decades, shredded documents, spent tens — if not hundreds — of millions of your [Catholic parishioners] money on high-powered legal teams, paid out billions in secret settlements, bankrupted two-dozen dioceses, wiped out the faith of tens of millions of Catholics and destroyed the faith of future generations. Their destruction has been so total, so complete, that it boggles the mind.

Archbishop Vigano closed the letter assuring President Trump of his prayers for the "beloved American nation." He also extended blessings to Trump, as well as "the first lady, the beloved American nation and all men and women of goodwill." Viganò's warning [letter] comes amid news that Washington, D.C.'s Archbishop Wilton Gregory is ordering his priests to dress in black and protest President Trump at 11 a.m. Monday morning in Lafayette Park — a violation of civil rights, as an employer cannot order staff to participate in a political protest. And then "march to the White House at noon."

As so often, I've taken on a large subject with little time or space. My concern is the deadly grip the radical communist left has on our country, through riots and racial enmity. Judge Jeanine Pirro of FOX TV has provided the most accurate, complete description yet of the death of George Floyd. Clearly, the officer should be charged with FIRST degree murder.

But the chaos attached to his death is completely unjustified, and the rioters are complicit with many other consequential deaths. This nation is founded upon law and order, not emotion. Police officers are sworn guardians of that law and order. Destroying or disrupting this solemn undertaking is tantamount to national suicide.

Beware evil bishops, and those who want to destroy our police forces - they would destroy our freedoms if they could.

 

I've been thinking about this column for a week now. I've watched our country ravaged by anarchists, thieves, and even some citizens who have for seven days mourned the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. We all grieve for Mr. Floyd. His death was an outrageous, unforgivable, homicidal incident, demanding swift justice.

I also feel grief for my country, for the outrage inflicted upon her by its enemies and the enemies of democracy. The loyalty I have nourished for my country is stronger in old age than it was in my youth. I love America for the truth, beauty, and freedom it exemplifies and for the generosity it has bestowed on the rest of the world. The reprehensible evil that a single citizen might due within the 330 million members of good will in our population, should be dealt with reasonably. I'm not talking empty philosophy here, just common sense, which thousands of torch-bearing rioters have forgotten.

There is a deadly mix of intentions driving these rioters. First, there are the well-intentioned citizens expressing emotional sense of loss at the death of an innocent man. Understandable and laudable, within rational limits. Then we have thousands expressing an indiscriminate hatred for cops. Add to this, fanatical, leftist-communist groups like Antifa, other left and right leaning racially activated activists, and we have a mindless marauding hoard adding great injury to business owners seeking to recover from the coronavirus shutdown.

Within this mix, hiding in plain sight with the non-violent protestors, are the true criminal activists, arsonists. A young police officer in Las Vegas was killed today as he was arresting a looter. A rioter walked up and shot him in the head. His wife and family will now also grieve.

In short, America is under siege; we are enduring a carefully structured insurrection, particularly targeting police and other government agencies. Our drawn-out suffering is due to a phenomenal lack of state and local LEADERSHIP.

I've lost sympathy for the City of New York. It voted into office that feckless gelding Mayor de Blasio who has ruined the cohesion of the largest (36,000-strong) police department in the nation. True to his radical Democrat blithering incompetence, his city continues to burn. Governor Cuomo and most other failed Democrat governors and mayors have contributed their incompetence to extending the fray.

Everybody wants to get into the act. That slick-talking dandy, Obama, called on the police and the public to create a “new normal”. Even onetime GOP presidential candidate and longtime Trump supporter, Pat Robertson, has thrown a few stones. I'm shocked at seeing Defense Secretary Esper involving himself in the ridiculous church issue. Trump is being targeted as never before, and that's saying something.

Well, America does have strong, competent leadership in President Donald Trump. He is trying to cure the state failures and stop the insurrection.

I have to finish this thing with a note of hope from Florida.

Sheriff Grady Judd, POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) “The death of George in Minneapolis at the hands of that police officer was outrageous,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “Had that police officer done here what he did there, he would have been locked up in the county jail by sundown. But Minneapolis is not Polk County,” Judd continued. “And I want to say unequivocally that the community here is unbelievable … But please understand, that if you come here to riot, to loot, to injure people, we’re going to lock you up in the county jail.” Judd emphasized his appreciation for peaceful protests but condemned those who were there over the weekend looting and rioting.

Judd ended his address by speaking on a possible threat they’ve seen referenced on social media that suggests riot activity may start trickling into residential neighborhoods.

“I would tell them, if you value your life, you probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County,” Judd said. “Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be inside their homes tonight with their guns loaded. And if you try to break into their homes tonight and try to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”

I should move to Florida!

 

After all these weeks of being restricted in the production of the paper it was very refreshing to find a group of kids having a small bike race on that beautiful late Memorial Day afternoon. The monotony was finally getting to me with a touch of depression and a bit of anger, especially remembering that this entire plague was inflicted upon an unsuspecting world by communist China.

I prefer to believe this was a deliberate, diabolical act by self-proclaimed President for Life Xi Jinping and his cast of thousands. I believe it was precipitated by fears of a declining Chinese economy vis-Ă -vis with the extraordinary success of the American economy sparked by President Trump's leadership. China's admitted goal is to replace America as the global superpower by 2049. China saw America's vibrant economic success as the perfect time to inflict chaos and bring it down - to catch us off guard.

China has begun causing trouble in several areas around the world again, using the general confusion brought on by its Coronavirus - the perfect "shi" moment. While Taiwan is the perennial victim of Chinese threats, India is another, as are many African nations.

It's time for the free nations of the world to sever as many economic ties as possible with China. America should lead the way by encouraging American companies that have manufacturing facilities in China to come back home, especially those creating essential goods and services. China must pay a heavy price for this outrageous viral attack by being cut-off from its American markets, particularly in pharmaceuticals.

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Like all small local businesses, the Gazette has been hurt by the lockdown. Next week I will make a proposal to assist all local businesses in a quicker recovery. Until that time stay healthy and get a little sunshine.

 

It's great to see things finally opening up. American citizens have been subjected to unprecedented restrictions upon their everyday activities, business, school, religion, etc. These activities are actually fundamental civil rights guaranteed by our Constitution. The way most of us have accepted government injunctions concerning our most fundamental rights (First and Fourth Amendments) has been unusually cooperative. We are also seeing who the truly power-hungry governors are, as in California. Many have now overreached their original mandate and it's time for them to get out of the way.

But we should never forget who caused the orderly functions of the world to suddenly crash with unparalleled suffering, death, and disorder, by a weaponized coronavirus. The devil in this mix is communist China - in particular - the head communist leader, President for Life, Xi Jinping. In short, he produced a true "novel" virus of an extremely infectious power. This new thing got out of control at his Wuhan Institute of Virology, causing the pandemic.

Wuhan itself was quickly locked down with no air traffic permitted from there to any other Chinese location. However, all international traffic was permitted to all points outside China from Wuhan, deliberately spreading the deadly virus throughout the world, particularly throughout Europe and North America. China denies any responsibility for the attack, which under "normal" circumstances would be recognized as an act of war. The pandemic has caused over 320,000 deaths and is still causing deaths and disabilities. It has disabled thousands of US military troops as well as effectively disabling hundreds of war ships, planes, munitions, and facilities.

This attack demands that the US government declare China to be a clear and present danger to the security of our country. Foolish liberal policies have for decades enticed China to steal and cheat their way to superpower status while feigning military weakness and industrial inferiority.

America has fed the beast until the beast now wants to dominate, overtly. Why did we believe all those old Soviet-styled lies about peaceful coexistence? In China it is the theory of shi, letting China get away with murder by ignoring the deceptive early steps. Chinese military developments in the South China Sea and new threats to Taiwan are outstanding examples of American naiveté and timidity in dealing with communist China.

We should arm Taiwan to such an extent that the communist Chinese would recognize the only victory they would have in attacking that independent island nation would be a Pyrrhic victory. That is, the cost would not be worth the investment. This could be done with strong US support, and it would help secure the South China Sea. However it might be done, China must be staunchly resisted, even to the point of active conflict.

The COVID-19 outbreak has scrambled the established world order by something close to outright war. Like Hitler in the 1930s, Xi Jinping, and the National People's Congress, must be hammered by the US and her allies as soon as possible, because history has shown us the consequences of doing nothing. I would have said immediately, but, as usual, America is unprepared to act immediately due to our failure to understand China as the immediate enemy instead of a mere commercial competitor. It has, in the words of author Michael Pillsbury, striven to be the global superpower in the "The Hundred-Year Marathon" to defeat the USA. Fools like Joe Biden don't believe this, but he's just running to become America's Democratic Party Commander in Chief.

In 1999, a book published in Mandarin entitled "Unrestricted Warfare" should have awakened US military leaders but didn't. The book, a bestseller in Chinese military circles, "...for the bluntness with which it discussed America's vulnerabilities. Instead of direct military action, the [military] authors proposed nonmilitary ways to defeat a stronger nation such as the United States through ... economic warfare, biological and chemical warfare, cyberattacks, and even terrorism. Once news of the study made its way to the West, Beijing quickly withdrew all copies from its bookstores." (The Hundred-Year Marathon).

What Mr. Pillsbury describes here is exactly what China has succeeded in doing. Xi Jinping wears that lean and hungry look today. He smiles as he knows the whole world, suffering and disoriented by his biological attack, can do little or nothing to defend or retaliate against his bold action. Even if we could definitively prove Xi Jinping is the proximate cause of this disastrous assault and establish his malevolent intent beyond any doubt before a televised world court, the world is impotent to defend or retaliate without causing further disasters.

So, communist China now threatens the rest of the world, America in particular, with unparalleled death and destruction, and in its eyes, remains unchallenged. China has the world in its grip. It has seized the opportunity - "shi" in Mandarin - and awaits the world's response.

"The United States had an offensive biological weapons program from 1943 until 1969. Today, the nation is a member of the Biological Weapons Convention and has renounced biological warfare." The statement [by President Nixon] ended, unconditionally, all U.S. offensive biological weapons programs. ... U.S. biological weapons stocks were destroyed over the next few years."

Yes, from a Judeo-Christian point of view, chemical-biological weapons are anathema. But to be without a credible defense against active communist chemical-biological threats, such as China, et al, present, is close to gruesome suicide. We should have them (again) and keep them very safe, but also very visible to our enemies. President Nixon was dead wrong in destroying our chemical-biological weapons and signing a meaningless treaty, just as he would have been to do the same with nuclear weapons.

We've been dusted with a deadly Chinese virus. It has already killed more than 92,000 US citizens. The coronavirus is just one of a huge family of other killers--remember Anthrax? We've been knocked off balance. We must shake it off and return to normalcy. At the same time, this incident should be a call to arms. Preparations against other Chinese bioweapons must begin as well as military and economic pressure against China.

Sorry I've gone so long.

 

With so much bad news in store for America, I have to give a shout-out to our new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. She is absolutely brilliant. Having watched many other press secretaries over the years, she is, hands down, the best I've seen. Great choice President Trump!

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A funny thing happened on my way to my computer last night. I started reading a book I bought a few years ago after watching a TV interview of its author, Michael Pillsbury, entitled The Hundred-Year Marathon, China's Strategy to Replace America As the Global Superpower. It is an essential book for every American if you want to know why China has just poisoned the world, and what to expect in the near future.

What is the communist Chinese government up to? According to Pillsbury (director of Center on Chinese Strategy at Hudson Institute, served administrations - Nixon to Obama, educated Stanford and Columbia, former analyst RAND Corporation, Harvard research fellow, served Defense Dept., and staff - four Senate committees) China wants world domination through the destruction of America by economic and military means. This is a book for every reader.

"Key to attaining that goal is china's concept of shi. Beijing applies the concept in almost every aspect of its relations with the United States, and just as Tom Sawyer's friends had no idea that Tom was manipulating them into painting his fence, America's policymakers have no idea they are being used." Pillsbury speaks fluent mandarin. Surprisingly, "...the vast majority of so-called China experts in the United States do not speak Chinese beyond a few words - enough to feign competence in the presence of those who do not speak the language fluently."

"Never lose sight of shi. ...two elements of shi are critical components of Chinese strategy: deceiving others into doing your bidding for you and waiting for the point of maximum opportunity to strike." Following President Trump's stunning economic triumph, the rebuilding of the US military, the forcing of the communist Chinese government into fair commercial market deals after years of Chinese cheating, the timing for a world-wide biological attack, was absolutely perfect according to the concept of shi. "When the sage [Xi Jinping] detects the arrival of the moment of shi, decisive action must be immediate." China's main enemy (by its own admission), America, was seriously damaged and disrupted by the virus attack. China feigned cooperation with Trump's corrective political, commercial, and military moves, then struck because it was "the point of maximum opportunity to strike." The destruction caused to the rest of the world, in communist thinking, was simply collateral damage. In an atheist communist system people are just fungible things. The United States was the main target. "It is exactly the lack of recognition of the potential exploitation of shi that is dooming American strategy toward China." Pillsbury's book was written in 2015.

Think of what China has done to the United States. At the present time: "The latest Defense Department data show that 2,120 men and women in uniform have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The hardest hit service is the U.S. Navy, followed closely by the Army, Air Force, and finally the Marine Corps".

"Washington (CNN)--There are currently coronavirus cases on 26 US Navy warships, and another 14 have been hit by the virus... "

Every US military asset in the world, and those of our allies, has been seriously damaged by this virus attack. According to shi, America should expect another stealthy follow-up, soon. China denies everything; it continues to deny the US access to the Wuhan virus factory and any records concerning the pandemic it created. Massive disinformation continues from China's communist minions, denying guilt for the virus attack. According to shi, another stealthy attack, of a different kind, from a different direction, would maximize the intended effect.

It's time to counter the communist Chinese military buildup in the South China Sea, with more air and naval assets and maximum military assistance to Taiwan.